ERIC Number: ED097984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-18
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Effects of an Instructional Sequence of Activities on Children's Acquisition of Piaget's Conservation Concepts.
Grob, Cecelia E.; Trojcak, Doris A.
The effects of conservation activities on children's acquisition of Piaget's conservation concepts were investigated. One hundred and twenty-eight seven-to nine-year-old children in four classrooms were given pre- and post-evaluation measures of conservation ability. The experimental group completed a set of 42 self-directed conservation activities over a five-month period during the 1972-1973 school year. No significant differences in mean conservation scores were found between the experimental and control groups. Several variables were tested for interaction effects on the children's conservation scores. Age interacted with group status to affect conservation scores. Achievement and I.Q. scores were significantly related to the children's conservation scores. Sex, race, and socio-economic status were not significantly related to conservation scores. Further research in conservation acquisition was recommended. (Author)
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